Quick News: Squad, Event, War, Window, Meirelles

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The Squad
Former “The Big Bang Theory” star Johnny Galecki and one of that show’s writers and executive producers Anthony Del Broccolo are teaming to develop “The Squad,” a multi-camera comedy series about eSports at NBC.

The series follows a new group of friends (and sometimes enemies) who find companionship and common ground in their mutual love of competitive eSports. Galecki and Holly Brown are executive producing for Warner Bros. Television. [Source: Variety]

Blessed Event
Paramount Pictures has picked up Jeremy Lott’s spec script “Blessed Event” which is based on a true WWII story. Marty Bowen, Issac Klausner, and John Fischer will produce.

Set in the South Pacific during WWII, the film is about the American crew of a B-24 Liberator Bomber who pilots their wounded plane through a gauntlet of enemy fighters and anti-aircraft guns to complete an improbable but critical mission behind enemy lines. [Source: Deadline]

A War Of Their Own
Oscar-winning Danish director Bille August will team up with U.S. producer David Brown’s fledgling outfit Clear Horizon on the historical drama “A War Of Their Own”. That project follows British women Mairi Chisholm and Elsie Knocker, two of the first women to serve as ambulance drivers on the front lines during WWI. The duo won numerous medals for bravery and saved many soldiers on the Western Front in Belgium. [Source: Deadline]

The Bedroom Window
Ben Young will pen and direct a new version of Curtis Hanson’s 1987 thriller “The Bedroom Window” for Studiocanal and Blumhouse. The original was based on the Anne Holden novel “The Witnesses”.

The story follows a man who beds his boss’ wife. During the tryst, she observes from his bedroom window a violent attack on a young woman. He goes to the police on his lover’s behalf to report a crime he didn’t actually witness. Soon he is a suspect and potential target for the attacker. [Source: Bloody Disgusting]

Untitled Climate Change Film
Brazilian director Fernando Meirelles (“The Two Popes”) has confirmed that his next film will again be for Netflix and will deal with climate change. The film has some sequences set in Bangladesh that Meirelles plans to shoot in India, and he says the challenge “is to make a film that is watchable and that engages people. I think it is coming out quite nice.” [Source: Variety]